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Casa Colina Welcomes Samy Metyas, MD, MSC, FACR, FACP to Fibromyalgia Program

Casa Colina Welcomes Samy Metyas, MD, MSC, FACR, FACP to Fibromyalgia Program

Pomona, CA…Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that Dr. Samy Metyas will be diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia patients at its well known Arthritis Center in Pomona, CA.

Referred to as the "invisible illness," fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain disorder that is recognized by the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia experts estimate that about 10 million Americans and approximately 5% of the population worldwide suffer with Fibromyalgia. While it is most common in women, the illness strikes men, women and children of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Fibromyalgia can often interfere with routine daily activities and for those with severe symptoms, it can be extremely debilitating.

Dr. Metyas is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Rheumatology, as well as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. He has coauthored articles in such journals as Journal of Rheumatology, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, and Annals of Rheumatic Disease. He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, as well as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Current Rheumatology Reviews.

In addition to providing specialized medical care to fibromyalgia patients at Casa Colina, Dr. Meytas is also the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, and practices Rheumatology in Covina, California. He received his medical degree and his masters in Science in Orthopedic Surgery at the University Of Menoufiya School Of Medicine in Egypt. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Los Angeles County/USC.

Dr. Metyas will work closely with Casa Colina's Fibromyalgia Management Program which is led by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists who also specialize in this condition. The 8-week wellness program is designed to educate patients in the self management of fibromyalgia and consists of pool therapy, relaxation exercise training, Yoga, Tai Chi, stress management, nutrition, psychology, education, home and lifestyle management skills, and much more.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Metyas or to learn more about the Casa Colina Fibromyalgia Management Program, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3500.

About Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation began in 1936 in Chino under the leadership of its founder Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and neighboring physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children afflicted with polio. In the late 1950s when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in Pomona where children could be cared for by experienced medical professionals. In 1960, the new hospital was completed and after the introduction of the polio vaccine, Casa Colina refocused its medical and physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities. In recent years, it has rebuilt and renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to include a state of the art rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, transitional living center, children's center, adult day health care, imaging, surgery center, and other specialized services. An outpatient satellite center is also located in Azusa, CA. For more information, please visit